Trichosalpinx jostii Luer & Dalström 2006 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name Jost's Trichosalpinx [American Orchid Enthusiast In Ecuador current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, narrowly elliptical, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a loose, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul distichous, flexuous, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long including the to .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to the variable T intricata and more so to T lamellata but it is a smaller palant and has a lip devoid of any callus." Luer 2006


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006drawing fide;